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Monitoring Evaluation Research Learning Officer (Paeng Response)

Date: 02-Feb-2023

Location: Maguindanao, Philippines

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.




Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Nalgae (known as “Paeng” in the Philippines), is the 16th tropical cyclone that reached the Philippine area of responsibility this season. It was an extremely massive and destructive tropical storm that devastated most of the country. It hit the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), affecting about one million people (202,000 families) from 283 barangays.


Plan International will implement an initial six-month response based on the current critical, immediate, and unmet needs of affected families in the evacuation centers/communities. It will be implemented in 33 barangays in the Plan-covered municipalities of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Datu Blah Sinsuat, and Upi in the province of Maguindanao del Norte.


In line with this project, Plan International invites competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position.


The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Learning Officer will lead in the implementation of quality monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning processes and standards of the Paeng Response project in the context of emergency and recovery and gender responsiveness.


Further, as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Officer:


  • You will ensure that the M&E framework of the Paeng Response project is maximized in capturing, analyzing, and reporting relevant program information.
  • You will facilitate participatory project review with staff and partners, as applicable.
  • You will provide support in the conduct of the inception workshop and the formulation of the Detailed Implementation Plan.
  • You will keep track of the progress of project implementation (work and financial plan) of the Paeng Response project.
  • You will provide guidance to project staff in project development, community situation analysis, planning, monitoring, and evaluation processes through appropriate participatory and gender-responsive methods. 




To be successful in the role you will need among other things:


  • Graduate of Social Science, Statistics, Social Work, Community Development, or another related course.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of development work experience; with at least three (3) years experience in conducting research, planning, developing, and managing community development work-related projects.
  • Has a high level of awareness of social science research and project evaluations, participatory rural appraisal, community development, planning and participatory Situational Analysis Planning Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation (SAPIME) processes, database management, and training management in an emergency setting.
  • Able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity; have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Well-planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision-making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Relevant field experience in development and emergency program management, preferably with non-government organizations.
  • Very good verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.


Location: Maguindanao Province

Type of Role: Project-based (six months)

Reports to: Team Leader

This role requires regular field-work to the project sites.

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)


Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organizational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights, and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, we will request information from the applicant's previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.